United Nations Security Council Resolution 309

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 309 (1972)
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Adopted by 14 votes to none by the Security Council at its 1638th meeting, on 4 February 1972

The Security Council,

Having examined further the question of Namibia, and without prejudice to other resolutions adopted by the Security Council on this matter,

Recognizing the special responsibility and obligation of the United Nations towards the people and Territory of Namibia,

Reaffirming once again the inalienable and imprescriptible right of the people of Namibia to self-determination and independence,

Reaffirming also the national unity and territorial integrity of Namibia,

1. Invites the Secretary-General, in consultation and close co-operation with a group of the Security Council, composed of the representatives of Argentina, Somalia and Yugoslavia, to initiate as soon as possible contacts with all parties concerned, with a view to establishing the necessary conditions so as to enable the people of Namibia, freely and with strict regard to the principle of human equality, to exercise their right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;

2. Calls upon the Government of South Africa to co-operate fully with the Secretary-General in the implementation of the present resolution;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the implementation of the present resolution not later than 31 July 1972.

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